Fact Du Jour – August 17, 2019 – Seiche – (Odd Weather Phenomenon)

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A seiche can occur in bodies of water as small as swimming pools or in bodies of water as large as lake and ocean bays.  A seiche may occur in any semi- or fully-enclosed body of water. Seiches are typically caused when strong winds and rapid changes in atmospheric pressure push water from one end of a body of water to the other. When the wind stops, the water rebounds to the other side of the enclosed area.

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The Argentinian tourist town of Epecuén was flooded and destroyed because of a seiche in 1985. Only one resident, Pablo Novak, remains in the town. As of this blog posting, I was not able to confirm whether Novak lives – or is dead…

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